“One day as I was observing how wisdom fares on this earth, I saw something that made me sit up and take notice…All the same, I still say that WISDOM IS BETTER THAN MUSCLE…” (Ecclesiastes 9:13, 16 The Message, emphasis mine)
Monthly Archives: May 2012
This morning I continue my thoughts from yesterday. If you missed that, check it here. You had better believed that statement. Look at these scriptures. It will blow your mind to think that all these refer to you.
“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, than he that is in the world.” (I John 4:4)
“But WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7)
“The kingdom of God comes not with outward observation. Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or Lo there! for, behold, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU.” (Luke 17:20-21)
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to THE POWER THAT WORKS IN US.” (Ephesians 3:20)
“But THERE IS A SPIRIT IN MAN: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.” (Job 32:8)
“Therefore I remind you that you stir up THE GIFT OF GOD WHICH IS IN YOU…”
(2 Timothy 1:6)
(All scriptures are taken from the King James 2000 Version of the Bible. All emphases mine.)
You are too loaded to fail! I challenge you today: Release your potential and be a blessing to your world. Don’t die with your music still in you. You will succeed!
“The great tragedy of the average man is that he goes to his grave with his music still in him.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When you come to know who you are in God and discover what you are wired up by God to do you will find success and satisfaction. Learn to look inwards. Looking around will get you nowhere. You are loaded! Discover your gifts and talents. It’s your inside advantage – the very key to the riches, the success and the fulfilment you’ve been looking for. All you need do is discover it, develop it and display it.
An ancient legend has it that at a time in the history of man, society so abused wisdom that the council of wise men decided to hide the secret of happiness and success from mankind. A council meeting was convened. The following discussion ensued:
First Wiseman: “Let us bury it deep down in the earth.”
Chief Wiseman: “If we bury it in the earth, man will learn how to dig deep and will one day discover it.”
Second Wiseman: “Let’s carry it to the top of the highest mountain.”
Chief Wiseman: “If we take it to the top of the highest mountain, man will learn how to climb to the top of the mountains and discover it and use it for himself.”
First Wiseman: “Let us sink it deep in the ocean.”
Chief Wiseman: “If sunk into the deepest ocean, man will learn how to dive in and will one day discover it.”
After a long silence the Chief Wiseman said, “Here is what we’re going to do. We will hide it deep in the inside of man himself, for he will never think to look for it there.”
Today, are you not still running to and fro, digging, climbing and diving, searching for something you already possess within yourself? Think about it. YOU WILL SUCCEED!
I’m passionate about education, education of the right kind. Education – the one that does not just swell your head but changes your mind and expands your world.
I’m a personal development junkie – buying and reading books, attending seminars, listening to CDs and watching videos and documentary TV shows is my drug. In short, learning is my addiction!
And it has improved me, expanded my world and literally changed my life. It will do the same for you too, if it hasn’t yet. When you know truth, it sets you free from the limitations of mediocrity (see John 8:32). Education, of the personal development type changes lives. Here I present supportive evidence from no less a person than Nelson Mandela in his biography, Long Walk to Freedom:
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine; that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”
Don’t stop your education, now that you are out of school or once you are out of school, whatever your own case may be. Take that course, read that book. Attend that seminar. No one may notice now, but soon they will! Keep learning, it will impact your earning. Keep learning, it will enable you to keep leading. Real education is found in what changes your life, not just what goes into your head. Have a great learning week, this week. You will succeed!